479th Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-650

479th Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-650

Description/Blazon
On a red shield arched at top and bottom, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height overall, a yellow saltire bearing a pellet all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red border.
Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are the colors traditionally used by Field Artillery. A saltire symbolizes strength and its shape forms an "X" indicating a target and alluding to the mission of Field Artillery, while the pellet centered thereon symbolizes "on target accuracy" or a direct hit. On a map showing deployment forces, an "X" indicates the presence of a brigade and a "dot" indicates Field Artillery. The design symbolizes the branch, mission and echelon of the unit.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 4 January 1980. It was cancelled effective 17 October 1999, when the brigade was redesignated as the 4th Brigade, 75th Division.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-650)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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